Olympique club manager Andre Villas-Boas to resign from Marseille amid crises

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After one and half years in Olympique Marseille, Andre Villas-Boas is set to his resignation letter as the club’s manager over disparities in the policy of the French-based side.

The former Tottenham boss was appointed as Marseille manager on a two-year deal in 2019, replacing Rudi Garcia who was set to leave the club after the expiration of his three-year contract.

One of the major reasons why the Villas-Boas is resigning was that the club signed Olivier Ntcham on a loan basis from Celtic without his permission. He surprisingly told newsmen of his immediate intentions. 

“I submitted my resignation saying that I did not agree with the sporting policy. I don’t want anything from OM. I don’t want money,” Villas-Boas said at a press conference.

Before this latest development, he promised that he will leave Marseille when his contract has expired, but the management of the club has not fed him back on the matter.

He further said the fire incident that happened at the training ground last Saturday has nothing to do with his resignation

“The board has not answered to me yet. What happened last weekend has nothing to do with it,” the Portuguese said, referring to Saturday’s incidents in Marseille, where some fans broke into the club’s training center amid protests against president Jacques-Henri Eyraud.

“I’m waiting for an answer, it could be no and then we would continue. I don’t want any money, I just want to leave.

“We ended the transfer window with a new player (Olivier Ntcham from Celtic Glasgow). He is a player that I had said no for,” Villas-Boas added.

The French club has not responded to the Portuguese’s resignation on his replacement, as the side will be facing Lens away from home tomorrow

Marseille are placed ninth in French Ligue 1, with sixteen points behind league leaders Lille with two games to spare